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Travellers who have been lucky to visit Fiji have fallen in love with the natural beauty of the islands and the friendly Fijian people. Now a thriving tourism destination in the South Pacific, more than 750,000 visitors flew, paddled and cruised to Fiji in 2015 to climb mountains, laze by the beachside and stay in luxurious hotels. Sure, you can do that again this year, or you can try one of these five authentic experiences during your next holiday or work trip to Fiji.

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19 January 2016 0 More on   Fiji Holidays International Holidays

Parents, the inevitable has arrived: school holidays start this weekend. But don’t be caught off guard, there’s plenty for the kids to do between now and 5 October.

Here’s our round up of a few activities in Australia and New Zealand that will keep the whole family entertained this spring.

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16 September 2015 0 More on   Holidays with Kids

No two days are the same for Siony, a housekeeper at Best Western Plus Garden City Hotel in Canberra. Siony can be assigned to a large business conference, refreshing the poolside bar and lounge or servicing guest rooms.

Read more about ‘Housekeeper Story: We’re here for the long haul’

15 September 2015 1 More on   Discover Best Western

Eight hours after check-out, the phone call from a distressed mother came through to Best Western Central Motel & Apartments in Queanbeyan New South Wales. After travelling 700km, and checking into their next destination, the family’s road trip had suddenly turned sour; four-year-old Emily’s favourite teddy, the creatively-named Pink Ted, could not be found.

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15 September 2015 0 More on   Discover Best Western

Adults refer to Toowoomba as a mini-Melbourne or the ‘Garden City’.  Only 1.5 hours drive from Brisbane, it’s an easy weekend destination for many Queensland and Northern NSW families.

But how do you get the kids excited about a weekend in a city they’ve never heard of? Here are some insider tips in the words of local kids Jasmine, Mary and Jorja.  Read more about ‘Toowoomba – a local kid’s perspective’

15 September 2015 0 More on   Australian Holidays Holidays with Kids

Why are some places in the world easier to recognise than others? The answer could be in how photogenic they are.

First published on Karryon, research by Love Home Swap has discovered the most photographed landmarks in Australia based on how many times their hashtag has been shared on Instagram. Here are the top 10 in reverse order. Numbers 5 and 1 may surprise you. Read more about ‘Australia’s 10 Best Instagram Attractions’

5 May 2015 0 More on   Australian Holidays Travel Tips

Australia and New Zealand have produced their fair share of sporting heroes. We look at some of our best champions and where they hailed from.

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When travelling for corporate reasons, you may think business class is best. It’s what you know and it’s always been comfortable for you. Let’s face it, comfort is key and the food is not bad at all. But why not go one step further and embrace the life of luxury and convenience when you travel to and from business meetings?
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10 March 2015 0 More on   Corporate Traveller Travel Tips

Happy Chinese New Year! Also known as Spring Festival, the week long celebrations run from 18 to 24 February with celebrations peaking on New Year’s Day, 19 February.

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19 February 2015 0 More on   Events

If you’re looking for some romantic ideas this Valentine’s Day, do as the Parisians do. Pack a picnic.

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10 February 2015 0 More on   International Holidays Travel Tips